NTSB Identification: NYC87LA271.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36394.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1987 in WAYNESBURG, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N9122J
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT SAID HE FLOODED THE ENGINE OF THE PIPER PA-28-180 AND DECIDED TO PULL THE PROP THROUGH A COUPLE OF TIMES BY HAND. HE SAID HE THOUGHT HE HAD TURNED THE MAGS OFF, PULLED THE MIXTURE TO IDLE CUT-OFF, AND SET THE PARKING BRAKE. WHEN HE HAD PULLED THE PROP THROUGH APPROXIMATELY 1/4 OF A TURN, THE ENGINE STARTED AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO GET INTO THE COCKPIT AND STOP THE AIRCRAFT FROM CROSSING THE TAXIWAY AND RUNWAY AND STRIKING SEVERAL SMALL TREES.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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